Mallorca vs Barcelona: times, TV and how to watch online
All the information you need to know on how and where to watch the LaLiga showdown between covid-hit Mallorca and Barcelona at Son Moix on Sunday.
Barcelona will travel to Mallorca seeking three points to keep pushing for a place among the top four teams, although the first soccer match for the visitors in 2022 will also be a real test due to the multiple players hit by covid-19.
Xavi Hernández’s men are currently seventh in the standings, two points behind fourth-placed Rayo Vallecano, while the hosts are sitting 15th, five points clear of the relegation zone, after winning four matches, drawing eight and losing six.
Mallorca will also try to get a positive result, especially after losing to Granada 4-1 before the winter break. However, before that, Luis García’s squad, which will attempt to secure back-to-back seasons in this category for the first time since 2013, had recorded a run of five games without a loss.
It won’t be an easy match for Barça, not only because of the coronavirus impact but because Mallorca are unbeaten on home soil since the end of September. However, Xavi may be aware that Mallorca haven’t been the most fierce opponent in recent years, as the hosts have lost each of their last seven LaLiga games against Barcelona.
The Catalan giants, meanwhile, entered the winter break after a 1-1 draw with second-placed Sevilla and have now lost just one of their last eight league matches.
Catching Real, an unreal objective
18 points behind leaders Real Madrid, the main goal for Barcelona this season is to finish the competition among the four best teams, which would give them the chance of playing the Champions League next season.
Now they are only two points behind fourth-placed Rayo Vallecano and just five off third-placed Real Betis. The signing of Ferran Torres from Manchester City should be a boost while Xavi awaits the return of Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay, and Martin Braithwaite up front.
Barça, who failed to qualify for the knockout stages of this season's Champions League, are unbeaten in their last four league matches on their travels, but three of them have finished level.
Covid-19, the match main focus
They won’t have Martin Braithwaite, Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati, Pedri, and Sergi Roberto due to injury, with Sergio Busquets won’t be available through suspension, and Dani Alves, Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet, Ousmane Dembele, Abde Ezzalzouli, Jordi Alba, Philippe Coutinho, Gavi, Sergiño Dest, and Alejandro Balde are all out due to coronavirus.
Mallorca have also been hit by the pandemic, with Jordi Mboula, Matthew Hoppe, Salva Sevilla, Aleksandar Sedlar, Jaume Costa, Takefusa Kubo, Angel Rodriguez, and Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta all unavailable, while Antonio Raillo is out due to injury.
What time does Mallorca vs Barcelona kick off?
The LaLiga soccer match between Mallorca and Barcelona will kick off at Son Moix, Mallorca on Sunday 2 January 2022 at 3:00 pm US (EDT) and 12:00 pm US (PDT).
That’s 9:00 pm CEST and 8:00 pm UK time.
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Where can I watch Mallorca vs Barcelona in the US and UK?
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Mallorca vs Barcelona: live AS English coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of Mallorca vs Barcelona right here at AS English. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds.